The second month of our photography contest has certainly kept our RIC students busy. With two themes to choose from, this photography contest will run monthly with a theme based on relevant events of the time.
As their academic year comes to an end earlier than planned, we say Good Luck & Goodbye to our year 13 and year 11 students today. Some of who will be returning to study with us come September, others who we wish all the best for their futures!
At our Year 11 Goodbye Huddle this morning RIC had its biggest Google Meet since lockdown began with nearly 100 students and members of staff joining to say farewell to this amazing year group, lots of whom have been with us since Year 7.
The end of the year wouldn’t have been right with our annual awards ceremony. There were 30 awards in total – an outstanding achievement award for each subject plus some special commendations. Jamie was our biggest winner with no less than five awards, including the honour of the ‘ Mr “I know the Casio Calculator Manual by Heart”’ award!
With messages of goodbye of good luck from the Heads of School, Form Tutors and teachers and even some speeches from the students, there was lots of laughing, singing and even a few tears. To quote Leighton, our Co-Head of Lower School, this has undeniably been ‘our best ever Year 11 yet.’
Each year 11 student was sent an E-Card for them all signed & featuring messages from the RIC staff.
Good Luck & Best of wishes from all of us at RIC!
Since lockdown, the way of schooling may have changed by entering the virtual world of RIC Without Walls, however our students’ efforts have definitely not. We asked our departments to feedback any new ways of learning, activities as well as any fun things that have been going on in their virtual classrooms.
Over the Easter holidays one of our brilliantly creative students, Ellis, has been volunteering alongside her Grandad to make scrubs for the NHS Nurses & Doctors. A big well done and THANK YOU from everyone at RIC!
On Thursday the 5th of March a group of 17 Physics and Astronomy students took a trip to Greenwich Observatory to take part in a Starlight Study Day.
We had the pleasure of hosting Positively Mad at the college today who delivered three workshops for various year groups. They kicked off with an interactive and reflective personal development workshop focusing on up-skilling students for our Year 7s-9s. They then delivered an Exam Busters workshop for our year 11s to empower students with exam preparation tips, revision tools and stress management techniques. Finishing the day off with an immersive Super Speed Study Skills workshop for year 10 which inspired students to take control of their studying.
On Monday 2nd December, twenty-one of Rochester Independent College’s finest Year 11 Geographers travelled to sunny Reculver to undertake fieldwork data collection for their GCSE Geography coursework:
A group of students from year 10 and 11 participated in the Invicta Secondary Team Maths Challenge which was hosted at Invicta Grammar School in Maidstone on Tuesday 19th November 2019 . One of our two teams came in 3rd place out of the twelve participating teams.
The competition consisted of four rounds, the format very similar to that of the Regional and Final Team Maths Challenge hosted by the UK Maths Trust every year.
- Round 1 consisted of 15 worded problem solving questions
- Round 2 involved puzzles with missing numbers in squares
- Round 3 consisted of 11 mathematically challenging problem solving questions
- Round 4 was a ‘relay’ problem solving task during which students had to find the solution to a problem which represented the value of a letter. Students then had to use the values of previous letters in subsequent problems in order to find the following solutions.
The students demonstrated great team work skills and they had to rely on each others’ strengths in order to solve the problems which were from various areas of mathematics.
Congratulations to Eric, Catharine, Crystal, Justin, Nina, Neal, Jerry and William who will be participating in the national UKMT Team Maths Challenge in March 2020..